Daycare.com Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Curriculum

Curriculum Post any curriculum ideas, activites or projects that wouldbe helpful to our Daycare community. What is your teaching philosophy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-10-2013, 07:13 AM
SilverSabre25's Avatar
SilverSabre25 SilverSabre25 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Where I am legally unlicensed ;), USA
Posts: 7,626
Default Curriculum

Someone choose a preschool curriculum for me. Secular, not too expensive, I don't know if there's anything else I care about, but making my own just.isn't.working. I don't have the time necessary to arrange it. And I'm desperate for some activities for these children before they drive me positively INSANE.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-10-2013, 07:36 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

I have a COMPLETE curriculum on a CD. I have it for both toddler's and preschoolers and it is separated into months with each month pretty much laid out for you for EVERY area.

It also includes, bonus activities and clip art sheets such as letter flashcards etc....

Trust me, it is ALOT of stuff. The curriculum company has closed up shop and is no longer in business and the dates on everything is from 2008-9 but it is re-usable every year.

Each month (and age group) is offered in 3 different but COMPLETE series.

If you are at all interested and computer savvy....maybe you could figure out how I would e-mail you all the files on the CD's....... (I have NO clue)

Everything needs to be printed off....but I kind of liked that option because I only had to print as many or as few as I needed.

Let me know...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-10-2013, 07:39 AM
Country Kids's Avatar
Country Kids Country Kids is online now
Nature Lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,590
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverSabre25 View Post
Someone choose a preschool curriculum for me. Secular, not too expensive, I don't know if there's anything else I care about, but making my own just.isn't.working. I don't have the time necessary to arrange it. And I'm desperate for some activities for these children before they drive me positively INSANE.
Mother Goose Time! They only charge per the number of children you need for and my kids absolutely love it.

Plus, from what I hear our state has more then likely approved it for our "STARS" program which is great. It already has lesson plans, all supplies, everything for that month. I don't always follow the lesson book to the T, and take their idea and make it my own.

You can order a sample month or something like that. I really like their website also and the ladies are extremely nice in the office when you call.

So one vote for MGT-
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-10-2013, 07:52 AM
SilverSabre25's Avatar
SilverSabre25 SilverSabre25 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Where I am legally unlicensed ;), USA
Posts: 7,626
Default

MGT is expensive.... (yes I'm whining, lol). I'll consider it.

BC, that sounds interesting. I bet you could email it by attaching the entire folder? maybe? Or burn them to new discs and send them to me
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-10-2013, 08:07 AM
youretooloud's Avatar
youretooloud youretooloud is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The desert.
Posts: 1,958
Default

It's still time consuming. But, Kidsoup and CCvillage have them online. They are inexpensive, but you still have to print things, or gather materials.

http://www.childcarelounge.com/curri...e-programs.php <--compares curriculum.

I used High Reach for one year. It's very expensive, but it was good. HOWEVER, it's not open ended. It's a cut and paste worksheet, and then the book it comes with tells you what you need to buy. I kept each unit, to revisit, but I can't say I thought it was that great, or fun. I don't feel like the kids were interested in the units.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-10-2013, 08:20 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverSabre25 View Post
MGT is expensive.... (yes I'm whining, lol). I'll consider it.

BC, that sounds interesting. I bet you could email it by attaching the entire folder? maybe? Or burn them to new discs and send them to me
PM me your e-mail and I will see if I can send the whole file.

It is REALLY large. (1.74 GB and contains 80 folders with 1378 files)

If I can't e-mail it, I will absolutely send it snail mail. But let's try e-mail first.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-10-2013, 08:24 AM
Country Kids's Avatar
Country Kids Country Kids is online now
Nature Lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,590
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverSabre25 View Post
MGT is expensive.... (yes I'm whining, lol). I'll consider it.

BC, that sounds interesting. I bet you could email it by attaching the entire folder? maybe? Or burn them to new discs and send them to me
At the time I did it I think it was 80 dollars for 6 kids (give or take on the dollars). I broke that down to be around 13 dollars per child for the month, which broke down to like .65 cents a day (per child) or $3.90 for everyone a day. If you look at it like that, I can't buy supplies that cheap, all my ink/paper to run stuff off, my time getting it together, books to buy (one included in each order), a CD was also included per month. Newletters for parents included/sight word book/little journals/etc.

So for me .65/$3.90 a day was worth it!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-10-2013, 08:27 AM
SilverSabre25's Avatar
SilverSabre25 SilverSabre25 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Where I am legally unlicensed ;), USA
Posts: 7,626
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Country Kids View Post
At the time I did it I think it was 80 dollars for 6 kids (give or take on the dollars). I broke that down to be around 13 dollars per child for the month, which broke down to like .65 cents a day (per child) or $3.90 for everyone a day. If you look at it like that, I can't buy supplies that cheap, all my ink/paper to run stuff off, my time getting it together, books to buy (one included in each order), a CD was also included per month. Newletters for parents included/sight word book/little journals/etc.

So for me .65/$3.90 a day was worth it!
I put it in for my 3 and it said est. $63 for one month.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-10-2013, 08:42 AM
countrymom's Avatar
countrymom countrymom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 4,756
Default

I did mgt and liked it, it came with a cd with music on it and other stuff. I liked that each month you got new books too. But shipping to canada is crazy expensive. And right now my group is all under 2 yrs old, right now they are all playing with the shoes in my shoe closet and putting on winter hats that belong to my kids. they are having a blast.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-10-2013, 08:49 AM
Country Kids's Avatar
Country Kids Country Kids is online now
Nature Lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,590
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverSabre25 View Post
I put it in for my 3 and it said est. $63 for one month.
That still breaks down to about $1.00 a day per child or $3.00 a day for the group. Really look at it and see if you think its work that/if you can do that on your own (thats what changed my mind) and if needed maybe charge your parents a $20 curriculum fee or adjust your rates to include it. Just some ideas.


I put mine in (6) and it was $73 so the more you order the cheaper it is it looks like.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-10-2013, 09:08 AM
MyAngels's Avatar
MyAngels MyAngels is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,822
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
PM me your e-mail and I will see if I can send the whole file.

It is REALLY large. (1.74 GB and contains 80 folders with 1378 files)

If I can't e-mail it, I will absolutely send it snail mail. But let's try e-mail first.
If you both get a Google drive set up you could share it that way. My son uploads pictures that are large and then "shares" them with me. It's a free service.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MyAngels View Post
If you both get a Google drive set up you could share it that way. My son uploads pictures that are large and then "shares" them with me. It's a free service.
Cool....maybe I will mess around with that and see if I can do that.

There are ALOT of files to send.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-10-2013, 10:56 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Dropbox is another free file sharing program. Easy too!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-10-2013, 11:31 AM
MsLaura529's Avatar
MsLaura529 MsLaura529 is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 850
Default

Blackcat - if you figure it out, is that something you could share with others, too? I'm not needing anything yet (as I don't have any kids) but maybe for in the future?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsLaura529 View Post
Blackcat - if you figure it out, is that something you could share with others, too? I'm not needing anything yet (as I don't have any kids) but maybe for in the future?
Absolutely!

I will try to get it all set up this afternoon and come back and post when I do.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-10-2013, 12:13 PM
williams2008's Avatar
williams2008 williams2008 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: El Dorado, Arkansas
Posts: 981
Default

Me too Blackcat! Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-12-2013, 09:24 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsLaura529 View Post
Blackcat - if you figure it out, is that something you could share with others, too? I'm not needing anything yet (as I don't have any kids) but maybe for in the future?
Quote:
Originally Posted by williams2008 View Post
Me too Blackcat! Thanks in advance!
I am PM'ing you both the link to the curriculum files.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-12-2013, 09:41 AM
ksmith's Avatar
ksmith ksmith is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Incirlik AB, Turkey
Posts: 95
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I am PM'ing you both the link to the curriculum files.
I would love the link too please!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-12-2013, 09:50 AM
Oneluckymom's Avatar
Oneluckymom Oneluckymom is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: california
Posts: 1,002
Default

I would love to take a look at the curriculum too...pretty please
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:06 AM
6colleen's Avatar
6colleen 6colleen is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 23
Default

I would love the link. Thank-you
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:16 AM
sammie's Avatar
sammie sammie is online now
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 94
Default

Could you also send me the link please? I would really appreciate it!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:23 AM
snbauser's Avatar
snbauser snbauser is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,385
Default

Another request for the link please
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:30 AM
kathiemarie's Avatar
kathiemarie kathiemarie is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ventura
Posts: 541
Default

me too! Thanks BC you are always so cool with sharing you info.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:31 AM
slpender's Avatar
slpender slpender is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 198
Default

Another link request please trying to think ahead for fall already

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:38 AM
Oneluckymom's Avatar
Oneluckymom Oneluckymom is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: california
Posts: 1,002
Default

Blackcat...you had to see this coming
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:41 AM
solarismoon's Avatar
solarismoon solarismoon is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 6
Default No Curriculum Here!

Sorry, we are unschoolers so I can't recommend a curriculum. Our home childcare is set up as a free play environment. We do not use curriculum of any kind. Our kids stay active & busy and engaged the whole day!

When the kids feel like it, they have dance parties, art, science and so on. It's very much child-led learning plus life learning all rolled together

We do have some structure with the routine with regular meal times and rest periods. I always read stories before nap, for example, as part of the routine, and children use the bathroom for pottying and hand washing when they arrive, before and after meals and when coming in from outside, for example.

Through the day we have spontaneous storytelling and group time. I USED to use curriculum many, many years ago. I MUCH prefer his way. It's so much more freeing, less stressful and time consuming (for me at least) and I really believe the children are much happier not having worksheets and 'work' to do.

It's all just play. We use a learning-through-play approach, so there IS learning, it's just wrapped up in more hands-on activities.

I realize it isn't for everyone, and we advertise exactly what we are *and aren't* so parents have no illusions that we are a typical preschool or commercial-style daycare. We Do stay FULL! Our turnover is super low, and I haven't had an empty spot that wasn't filled within a couple of days for almost two years.

This works really well for us and I feel like many people would really like the no-curriculum model if they tried it! I think when you go to school and trainings to become an ECE teacher or provider you are bombarded with the practice of using a curriculum, so for those of us with more conventional backgrounds it's a very radical concept to NOT use a curriculum or embrace the idea, but I think it is MUCH more natural for the learning process with the age group I serve.

I will say in the past we used the Kindness Curriculum as a standard for our character development, but it is by no means a comprehensive program like the one you are asking about. I do recommend it for any childcare or preschool, as a supplement though!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-12-2013, 11:04 AM
LaLa1923's Avatar
LaLa1923 LaLa1923 is offline
mommyof5-and going crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,089
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksmith View Post
I would love the link too please!


Me too plz!!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-12-2013, 11:59 AM
LoraJenkins's Avatar
LoraJenkins LoraJenkins is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: In the Deep South
Posts: 385
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsLaura529 View Post
Blackcat - if you figure it out, is that something you could share with others, too? I'm not needing anything yet (as I don't have any kids) but maybe for in the future?

Me too ;-)
Been beating myself over the head trying to put things together on my own.
Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-12-2013, 12:14 PM
MCC's Avatar
MCC MCC is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 501
Default

If you don't mind, I would love the files as well. I was just starting to put together something for the Fall. Thanks so much!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-12-2013, 12:25 PM
GoodKarma's Avatar
GoodKarma GoodKarma is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 158
Default

I would love to have the link also, if possible.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 04-12-2013, 12:28 PM
My3cents's Avatar
My3cents My3cents is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,839
Default

BCat I private messaged you.... I too am very interested in this and for all the same reasons as Silver. I am still doing it but just having more input, ideas etc....would be a great help. My kiddo's are little but crave more- and so do I.

I can private you my snail mail info and trust that you would keep that information to yourself. I would be willing to pay shipping cost etc.. I just can't afford the $63 a month for my small class either, maybe someday I will be able to do that. I also like to pick and choose myself what I want to do, so have been putting together my own- but I am exhausted.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-12-2013, 12:31 PM
EntropyControlSpecialist's Avatar
EntropyControlSpecialist EntropyControlSpecialist is offline
Embracing the chaos.
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: A toasty environment!
Posts: 7,430
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I have a COMPLETE curriculum on a CD. I have it for both toddler's and preschoolers and it is separated into months with each month pretty much laid out for you for EVERY area.

It also includes, bonus activities and clip art sheets such as letter flashcards etc....

Trust me, it is ALOT of stuff. The curriculum company has closed up shop and is no longer in business and the dates on everything is from 2008-9 but it is re-usable every year.

Each month (and age group) is offered in 3 different but COMPLETE series.

If you are at all interested and computer savvy....maybe you could figure out how I would e-mail you all the files on the CD's....... (I have NO clue)

Everything needs to be printed off....but I kind of liked that option because I only had to print as many or as few as I needed.

Let me know...
I'd love to see this, too! How interesting!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-12-2013, 12:33 PM
Jewels's Avatar
Jewels Jewels is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 534
Default

LOL, I would love the link as well!
thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 04-12-2013, 01:28 PM
JeepGirl6's Avatar
JeepGirl6 JeepGirl6 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 327
Default

Can you send me the link too please thank you so much!!!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 04-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Hang tight peeps!

Apparently there is some technical difficulties.....I'm trying to work them out.

Well, MarinaVanessa is

For some reason, some people can't open the link. Not sure if a Google acct is required or not

I'll send the link to everyone as soon the kinks are ironed out.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 04-12-2013, 01:51 PM
earlystart's Avatar
earlystart earlystart is offline
Home Daycare Provider
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 160
Default

If you need any additional help setting things up I could help, I'm pretty tech savvy. Also, I would be interested to see this curriculum, I have a gmail account if that is necessary.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 04-12-2013, 01:59 PM
MyAngels's Avatar
MyAngels MyAngels is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,822
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Hang tight peeps!

Apparently there is some technical difficulties.....I'm trying to work them out.

Well, MarinaVanessa is

For some reason, some people can't open the link. Not sure if a Google acct is required or not

I'll send the link to everyone as soon the kinks are ironed out.
How are you trying to share it? I think for Google Drive you need a gmail account, but you can share with any e-mail address. If you want to use mine just PM me and I'll give you the info to log in (it's my junk account so no privacy issues ) and you can share it from there.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 04-12-2013, 01:59 PM
MamaBearCanada's Avatar
MamaBearCanada MamaBearCanada is offline
Blessed
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 701
Default

I would love the link too please if you dont mind.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 04-12-2013, 02:02 PM
earlystart's Avatar
earlystart earlystart is offline
Home Daycare Provider
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 160
Default

I bought the Buttercups kit from Funshine Express for March-April. It is geared towards toddlers up to 36 months. They also have a 3-5 year old kit. I do my own lesson plans, but hated planning the arts and crafts and such. This 2 month kit costs about $88 for 6 kids. The older kids one is more expensive. There is a calculator on the site to see how much it will cost, and shipping is extra. I liked it and will probably continue using it, because I can make it last longer than 2 months since I only use it as a supplement to my own lesson plan. The "art" is mostly crafts where the kids can paint the pieces and you help them assemble it with glue or tape to make the finished piece. It has full color printed pages on cardstock that are for various activities, like flashcards, color recognition, puzzle games. Comes with a couple board books. It has a teacher book with a large calendar that lays out activities for every day, and the activities are described week by week in the rest of the book.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 04-12-2013, 02:02 PM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 6,937
Default

I can just imagine what BC's message box looks like right now .
__________________
Daycare Ninja, CA
Helping Hands Childcare
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 04-12-2013, 02:05 PM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MyAngels View Post
How are you trying to share it? I think for Google Drive you need a gmail account, but you can share with any e-mail address. If you want to use mine just PM me and I'll give you the info to log in (it's my junk account so no privacy issues ) and you can share it from there.
Yep, that is exactly what we figured out....you HAVE to have a gmail/Google acct to view the files. Which I think is no big deal since signing up is super easy....

Plus, I've already spent so much time trying to upload this stuff and bugged the heck out of MarinaVanessa that I am simply leaving it the way it is and if anyone wants to view it badly enough, they'll just have to sign up for a Google acct. in order to do so.

Thank you though for helping! I really appreciate it!
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 04-12-2013, 02:06 PM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarinaVanessa View Post
I can just imagine what BC's message box looks like right now .
Wow! that's all I can say!

I had to clear it out once already today
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 04-12-2013, 04:35 PM
sammie's Avatar
sammie sammie is online now
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 94
Default

Thanks Blackcat for the link!! I have a question....let me preface this with that I am at times computer challenged . I set up a google accout and am now able to see the 7 different folders. However when I click on them nothing happens. Do you know (or anyone else know) what I am doing wrong or if there is another step? Thanks!!
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 04-12-2013, 04:39 PM
earlystart's Avatar
earlystart earlystart is offline
Home Daycare Provider
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 160
Default

I was inspired to share some of my toddler lesson plans because I am grateful blackcat shared these resources with us. I posted it in the Curriculum board, but will copy/paste it here too (also the end gives directions how to download google drive files):

I wanted to share some lesson plans I've made that are geared for 2 year olds mostly - some are from when I worked at a center, and some are from my home daycare (some newer ones borrow directly from the old ones). There are lots of ideas there and it describes what developmental skills are being learned with each activity. However, it doesn't go into detail about what each activity is - it'll just have the name of the activity, such as "paper plate lady bugs", so you have to use your imagination on what that craft would entail.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwXUaJazwk8-OWpNdDV5Z3ZyUm8&usp=sharing

You must be logged into a gmail account before clicking the link. Once the page opens, click "Open in Drive" in the upper left. Then select all files with the checkboxes, then click the drop-down menu "More" on the top, and click "download". Hope this works!
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 04-12-2013, 08:26 PM
Sunchimes's Avatar
Sunchimes Sunchimes is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,751
Default

Could I ask for this link too? My creativity seems to have gone out the back door. Thank you so much!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 04-12-2013, 08:42 PM
DaycareMama's Avatar
DaycareMama DaycareMama is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 619
Default

Me too Pretty please
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:25 PM
juliebug's Avatar
juliebug juliebug is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: nebraska
Posts: 354
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
PM me your e-mail and I will see if I can send the whole file.

It is REALLY large. (1.74 GB and contains 80 folders with 1378 files)

If I can't e-mail it, I will absolutely send it snail mail. But let's try e-mail first.
if you have g-mail that will let you send bigger files

and yes MGT is expensive i mix and match stuff for mine

well i guess its all figured out already lol

i would love to see the link too of the printable stuff from bk

Last edited by juliebug; 04-12-2013 at 10:28 PM. Reason: didn't finish
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 09-02-2013, 03:08 PM
Sereetta's Avatar
Sereetta Sereetta is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 69
Default

Blackcat I know this was an old thread but can I please have the link as well?!
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 09-02-2013, 03:50 PM
Michael's Avatar
Michael Michael is online now
Admin & Owner-Daycare.com
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Palm Springs CA, Moorpark CA, Ocean Ridge, FL
Posts: 6,554
Default

More Threads on Preschool Curriculum: http://daycare.com/forum/tags.php?ta...ool+curriculum
__________________
Michael Castello
http://www.ccin.com/about.html
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 09-03-2013, 12:55 PM
Pammy's Avatar
Pammy Pammy is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4
Default Black curriulum

Would love to have the link for Black Cat's curriculum or another good preschool curriculum. Thank you so much!!!
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 09-04-2013, 05:13 AM
candissos's Avatar
candissos candissos is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 16
Default Curriculum link

Hi Black Cat, Could I have the link to the curriculum to.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 09-04-2013, 09:37 PM
LiloAngels's Avatar
LiloAngels LiloAngels is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by earlystart View Post
I was inspired to share some of my toddler lesson plans because I am grateful blackcat shared these resources with us. I posted it in the Curriculum board, but will copy/paste it here too (also the end gives directions how to download google drive files):

I wanted to share some lesson plans I've made that are geared for 2 year olds mostly - some are from when I worked at a center, and some are from my home daycare (some newer ones borrow directly from the old ones). There are lots of ideas there and it describes what developmental skills are being learned with each activity. However, it doesn't go into detail about what each activity is - it'll just have the name of the activity, such as "paper plate lady bugs", so you have to use your imagination on what that craft would entail.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwXUaJazwk8-OWpNdDV5Z3ZyUm8&usp=sharing

You must be logged into a gmail account before clicking the link. Once the page opens, click "Open in Drive" in the upper left. Then select all files with the checkboxes, then click the drop-down menu "More" on the top, and click "download". Hope this works!
I just looked at the lesson plans and they are perfect since I have 2yo. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 10-24-2013, 08:51 AM
CLynn's Avatar
CLynn CLynn is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5
Default

I am also interested in the program that BlackCat is sharing. I think it would be a good fit for my daycare. I've already PM'd you, thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 10-24-2013, 11:11 AM
Danie362's Avatar
Danie362 Danie362 is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Belleville,Illinois
Posts: 54
Default Curriulum

I would like a copy of the CD too BlackCat if its possible. Thank you in advanced.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 10-24-2013, 02:37 PM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danie362 View Post
I would like a copy of the CD too BlackCat if its possible. Thank you in advanced.
I PM'ed you.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 10-25-2013, 09:31 AM
candissos's Avatar
candissos candissos is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 16
Default

Hi BlackCat could I also have a copy of the CD. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 10-28-2013, 07:53 PM
dbslas's Avatar
dbslas dbslas is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
Default

I, too, would love a link to this, if still available. I make my own monthly calendar, and then weekly lesson plans, and it drives me crazy! It is so time consuming. Any help would be so appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 10-28-2013, 08:06 PM
dbslas's Avatar
dbslas dbslas is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by earlystart View Post
I was inspired to share some of my toddler lesson plans because I am grateful blackcat shared these resources with us. I posted it in the Curriculum board, but will copy/paste it here too (also the end gives directions how to download google drive files):

I wanted to share some lesson plans I've made that are geared for 2 year olds mostly - some are from when I worked at a center, and some are from my home daycare (some newer ones borrow directly from the old ones). There are lots of ideas there and it describes what developmental skills are being learned with each activity. However, it doesn't go into detail about what each activity is - it'll just have the name of the activity, such as "paper plate lady bugs", so you have to use your imagination on what that craft would entail.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwXUaJazwk8-OWpNdDV5Z3ZyUm8&usp=sharing

You must be logged into a gmail account before clicking the link. Once the page opens, click "Open in Drive" in the upper left. Then select all files with the checkboxes, then click the drop-down menu "More" on the top, and click "download". Hope this works!
Thank you so much for sharing these!
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 10-29-2013, 11:06 AM
Small Town Provider's Avatar
Small Town Provider Small Town Provider is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38
Default

Blackcat I would really, really appreciate that link too if you don't mind I really want to try doing some more structured things with my 3 year olds.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 11-01-2013, 09:36 AM
Danie362's Avatar
Danie362 Danie362 is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Belleville,Illinois
Posts: 54
Default Curriculum

I want to know if anyone use Preschool Palace curriculum if so could you please share with me. I can not get in touch with the person that's over the site to purchase new material please share if you can. I am trying to build my own curriculum ideas. I like to have a variety. Thank you in advanced.
Reply With Quote
  #61  
Old 11-06-2013, 12:05 PM
jokalima's Avatar
jokalima jokalima is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 474
Default

You might want to try The Learning Box. Is not that expensive and it brings all you need. I was feeling the same way, not sure how to put together my own curriculum because of time issues. I had use Funshine before and Mother Goose was out of the ? because of it being to $$$ So I decided to search and search and found The Learning Box, I order the 3 day curriculum, then basically the other 3 days are for trips or free play. It's working out really good and I can see that the kids are learning from it. You can buy per month or couple of month at a time.
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 01-07-2014, 09:32 PM
BBDC's Avatar
BBDC BBDC is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 86
Default

black cat could you please send me the link if still available. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 01-08-2014, 09:37 AM
DaycareMom's Avatar
DaycareMom DaycareMom is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 381
Default

BlackCat could I also have a link?
It would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 01-08-2014, 12:03 PM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 6,937
Default

For those looking for preschool curriculum that's already pre planned I have several of preschool palace curriculum. I saved a lot of them from when it was free and have enough of both cycles to complete at least a year. The only difference between the free ones and the paid one is that some of the activities are different but there is still lots of ideas that are usuable. They have circle time activities, art, craft, and tons of other activities. They also have poems and songs as well as come with the templates for the crafts.

If anyone is interested please PM me with your email. Please give me until Friday. I have class tonight and will try to get some out tonight but by tomorrow for sure :-)
__________________
Daycare Ninja, CA
Helping Hands Childcare
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 01-17-2014, 11:13 AM
daycarediva's Avatar
daycarediva daycarediva is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 10,266
Default

Bc can you link me to the files as well? I quit MGT and doing my own is way too time consuming.
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 09-26-2014, 02:50 PM
Jenniferdawn's Avatar
Jenniferdawn Jenniferdawn is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 238
Default

Hi Blackcat. Am I too late? I'd love the curriculum link as well if it's not too difficult.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 09-26-2014, 03:09 PM
Thriftylady's Avatar
Thriftylady Thriftylady is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,887
Default

Oh blackcat, I would love the link! I will trade you my dog who is barking at the neighbor kids out playing, he thinks he is a kid and feels left out lol.
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 09-26-2014, 03:29 PM
homeishere's Avatar
homeishere homeishere is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: *
Posts: 37
Default Too late?

Blackcat, am I too late to jump on the curriculum bandwagon? I would love the link if it's still possible. Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 09-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Thriftylady's Avatar
Thriftylady Thriftylady is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,887
Default

Thank you for the link earlystar! I am having to download drive to my google account but that's fine I just never needed it before!
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 09-30-2014, 11:59 AM
kidscare1 kidscare1 is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1
Default Link please

Blackcat, can you please send me the link? Very much appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 10-20-2014, 08:49 AM
mozart mozart is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3
Default Link

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I PM'ed you.
Blackcat - thank you for your generous offer, I would love to get a link as well. Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 11-13-2014, 03:23 PM
TTT's Avatar
TTT TTT is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 8
Default

Black cat could I get that link too. Thanks,
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
curriculum, preschool curriculum

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Me Revamp My Curriculum. All Ideas Welcomed! cheerfuldom Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 3 09-09-2012 04:03 PM
Help on Deciding a Prepackaged Curriculum Oneluckymom Curriculum 5 06-16-2012 12:39 PM
Mixed Level, Elementary School, Summer Curriculum Gah_Girl Curriculum 2 06-14-2011 03:14 PM
Curriculum Help MommyMuffin Curriculum 8 10-05-2010 02:13 PM
For Those That Don't Use a Curriculum... SunflowerMama Curriculum 11 06-02-2010 01:31 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:49 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming